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Animal Waste Report: COWLEY County, KS
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in COWLEY County
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    Poultry waste:
    Sheep waste:
    Nitrogen in waste:
    Nitrogen lost to atmosphere:
    Phosphorus in waste:

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  • 1997 Animal Waste Summary
    Animal Type Number of Head Amount of Waste (tons/yr) Volume of Waste (gallons/yr) Amount of Nitrogen in Waste(pounds/yr) Nitogen Lost to Atmosphere (pounds/yr) Amount of Phosphorous in Waste (pounds/yr)
    Hogs 16,254 31,000 7,500,000 380,000 270,000 130,000
    Cattle 87,416 460,000 110,000,000 5,300,000 3,600,000 1,400,000
    Poultry 940 44 11,000 1,200 310 420
    Sheep 2,373 950 230,000 20,000 15,000 4,100
    Total Animal 106,983 500,000 120,000,000 5,700,000 3,900,000 1,500,000

    *Note: County totals are compiled using 1997 Census of Agriculture data. Please see a discussion of the limitations of animal waste data for more details.
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  • Animal Waste Trends in COWLEY County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Decreased by 33% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Increased by 39% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Decreased by 66% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 58% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Increased by 30% from 1987 to 1997
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  • Links

    See EPA's Index of Watershed Indicators for this area (evaluates the current condition and vulnerability of aquatic resources.)

    See the Factory Farm Project report for this state.

    See the Kansas Chapter of the NRDC Report on America's Factory Farms

    See the ELI Almanac of Enforceable Kansas State Laws to Control Nonpoint Source Water Pollution

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